User talk:Erik den yngre

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Erik den yngre!
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-- 11:58, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Picture of the Year voting round 1 open[edit]

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File:Vigeland overrasket2.JPG[edit]

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Themightyquill (talk) 16:39, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

File:Vigeland overrasket.JPG[edit]

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Themightyquill (talk) 16:47, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Copyright Norway vs USA[edit]

I'm not 100% sure, but it seems to look that way.

For something published outside the USA to be Public Domain in the USA it has to fit into at least one of three sections:

  • Produced before 1923; or
  • 95 years after death of author; or
  • Public domain in the country where it published in 1996 (when the the Uruguay Round Agreements Act was formed.)

Since Vigeland's statues meet none of these, it seems they will be PD in Norway as of next January, but not PD in the United States. =( - Themightyquill (talk) 17:52, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

You said the park was constructed starting in 1920? Does that mean some of these sculptures are from before 1923? If we can find out which ones, then at least they would be PD. - Themightyquill (talk) 17:56, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for feedback. I think the park was constructed from around 1920 and completed around 1950, and various sculptures were added at different times (to find out I have to go through all details of every item). One challenge with regard to US copyright laws is that sculptures were added ("published") after his death, the last one (I think) in 2002, sculptures had in the meantime rested in the basement of the museum. US law refers to date of publication, rather ambiguous in this case. --Erik den yngre (talk) 18:01, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

So what's the next step? We're left with a category full of likely copyrighted images? - Themightyquill (talk) 04:11, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

The copyright statement on the [museum webpage] is not very specific. I am still a bit confused how rules apply as for instance this [webpage with pictures] from various museum institutions are without copyright. --Erik den yngre (talk) 11:14, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
It could be that the photographs themselves are released without copyright, but that doesn't have anything to do with the copyright on the sculptures. I imagine the photographs showing the transport of monoliths would all be acceptable. - Themightyquill (talk) 14:06, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 R1 Announcement[edit]

Round 1 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open![edit]

2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2013 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eighth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2013) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

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